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Lindell Wigginton included in Lakers pre-draft workout on Wednesday

Lindell Wigginton goes through a pre-draft workout with the Los Angeles Lakers on May 9, 2018. (Photo from @Lakers on Twitter)

Iowa State point guard Lindell Wigginton was one of a handful of players to go through a pre-draft workout for the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, according to the franchise’s Twitter account. The Lakers currently have two picks in next month’s NBA Draft, a first-round pick acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers and a second-round pick acquired in a trade with the Denver Nuggets.

Wigginton, a 6-foot-2 guard from Canada, averaged 16.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game during one of the best seasons by a freshman in Iowa State history. He has declared for the NBA Draft without hiring an agent and has until May 30 to decide whether or not he will stay in the draft or return to Ames for his sophomore season.

At this point, Wigginton is not considered a player likely to be selected in the NBA Draft on June 21 in Brooklyn and he was not invited to the NBA Draft scouting combine later this month in Chicago. With that said, Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm said last week he has heard from roughly a dozen teams about Wigginton and he expects him to go through several team-led workouts in the weeks leading up to the May 30 deadline.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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